Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?
The fan film set has not been built that wouldn't be laughed off of the big screen, sorry - no matter how cool the retro graphics are.
Fans already buy into TOS, so of course they'll be pleased if the old designs are rendered well. Trek fans are not anyone's target audience at the multiplex, so the assessment that these things "wouldn't stand up" is the correct one.
"I think [J.J. Abrams has] done a great thing for Star Trek. Iím very grateful to him. We all owe him a lot. When someone comes along like he has done and picks it up and elevates it, we should be grateful." - Leonard Nimoy